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Your favourite homebrew remake?

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:02 pm

What's the best new homebrew remake you've played over the last six months?
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Post by Havantgottaclue » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:23 pm

It may be a little more than 6 months ago now since I first played it, but Smila's PC version of Wizball is fantastic. It made up for the disappointing 16-bit versions to some extent.

I think I may well have mentioned Wizball almost every time in my last 5 or 6 posts though!

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Post by liveinabin » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:26 pm

@scrubs - Oh, bless! Spam from someone who can't even embed html properly. Aaaaah.

Aaaanyway, the best homebrew remake I've played in the last six months (although it's a bit older than that) is Crazy Balloon on the Atari 2600 (based on Taito's coin-op of the same name). Great control, very slick, just as tough as the original.

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Post by DPrinny » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:02 pm

Streets of Rage remake
All that it neds is some sort of save game thing
That and the Max "Long weapon hits front and behind" thing

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Post by monkey puzzle » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:41 pm

Star Wars remake by Minionsoft. This is one of the only remakes I've played that is every bit as good as the arcade original but with improved effects.

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Post by FatTrucker » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:55 pm

In the last 6 months, probably Total Eclipse by Ovine.
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Post by TMR » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:02 pm

Frogger on the CPC Plus. =-)

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Post by Heavy Stylus » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:46 pm

My award for best new remake (PC) goes to 3D Starstrike by Urban Interactive.

http://www.starstrike.urbaninteractive.net/
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Post by Matt_B » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:49 pm

Heavy Stylus wrote:My award for best new remake (PC) goes to 3D Starstrike by Urban Interactive.

http://www.starstrike.urbaninteractive.net/
I'll second that, and yes I'd already thought of it before I read your post.

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Post by AlleyKat » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:11 pm

Havantgottaclue wrote:It may be a little more than 6 months ago now since I first played it, but Smila's PC version of Wizball is fantastic. It made up for the disappointing 16-bit versions to some extent.

I think I may well have mentioned Wizball almost every time in my last 5 or 6 posts though!
Seconded- a superb piece of work. The graphics totally succeeded in capturing and enhancing the style of the original, which most remakes fail quite badly at, in my opinion.
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Post by DPrinny » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:11 pm

Scratch my first one
Ive just played Doom Flash

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Post by markopoloman » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:06 pm

If it counts, Jet Set Willy Online!

If not, then I'll go with the Wizball remake too - fantastic stuff.
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Post by JetSetWilly » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:25 pm

I quite liked the Tranz-Am remake I played a few months ago. Apart from that, I'd say the STAR WARS remake as well.
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Post by xcalibur » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:03 pm

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:24 am

I'm having Reaxion on the GBA, as I still pop it on from time to time despite buying the cart an age ago.

If that's disallowed then I'd also opt for Starstrike (Sorry Smila).
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